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Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Households will no longer have to pay fees for disposing of small-scale DIY waste at council recycling centres. This change will make it easier for people to dispose of their waste responsibly and boost recycling. The Government has abolished the charges previously imposed by one-third of local authorities for disposing of DIY waste at household...

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HWRCs at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges

HWRCs at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges

According to a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA), councils being banned from charging households to dispose of DIY waste at recycling centres could result in the closure of some HWRCs and reduced operating hours in certain council areas. In June, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced that households would no longer be required to...

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Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

A SURVEY among the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) members revealed that 75% of respondents ‘do not believe that councils should accept [DIY] wastes for free disposal’. The findings come after DEFRA announced plans to tackle fly-tipping by changing the legal definition of ‘household waste’ (which is free to deposit at HWRCs) to include...